American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn better known as Future has been featured on highsnobiety magazine. He sheds light on his son signing with Adidas, his image on social media, relationship with Reebok and more.
Read excerpts from the interview;
What inspired your nonprofit, Free Wishes?
My nonprofit was inspired by the kids. I have a fan base that looks up to me. Being able to go back and see them and take pictures with them and listen to some of their jokes and stories, it’s just nice. I grew up sometimes not having things and wanting to be in a position to be able to give. I’m always happy to see a smile on someone’s face. I love seeing other people happy; it makes me happy to bring joy to someone else’s family.
You know, maybe someone wasn’t able to get a pair of shoes or wasn’t able to afford a jacket when it was cold outside. Having the chance to get them a jacket to wear to school is a great thing. It’s also a way for me to give back to my neighborhood. I always go home during Christmas but normally I’m on the road. Free Wishes gives me a chance to see everyone, and get my family and friends together to give back.
Is dedication and sheer force of will how you maintain your prolific pace?
I’m always making music. I feel like that’s the key. Music will change in just three months, so if I go to Europe for a whole three months and come back, the music scene will be completely different. I just try to stay in tune with what’s going on: I keep my eyes open for the new artists, listen to new melodies on the radio; pay attention to the tempos playing in the clubs. There can be a song that’s a hit for me and then another hit end[s] up coming out two months later that changes the whole sound. There might just be a different tempo and it’s a smash. At the end of the day, you just have to find the tempo. Find something good about it, but still stay true to yourself.
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American singer, actress and mother of two Alicia Keys partnered with Stella McCartney on creating awareness and raising money for Breast Cancer.
The duo created a new see through sexy bra where proceeds from the sale of the bra will go to the fight against Breast Cancer.
Alicia decided to model the lace bra to encourage sales.
Veteran Nollywood actress Georgina Chigozie Onuoha is celebrating her birthday today and she penned sweet words to herself to mark the occasion.
She captioned one of the photos:
I’m every Woman
I’m built with grace
I’m gifted with strength
My success I celebrate
My mistakes I learn from
My virtue is patience
My fury is justice
My motto is compassion
I’ve had ups and downs
I’ve been Loved and broken “Still I Rise”
Today, I solemnly vow, that my tomorrow will be greater than my yesterday.
I will Love compassionately and thrive/ strive to achieve my goals with tenacity.
I will be true to self
I will remain content with what I have be it little or much…
Above all, I will thrive in gratitude and love endlessly
I Love You my “Fanily ”
I Love You my GG
“Diary Of A Lover “
Omawumi is the latest celebrity to cover Vanguard Allure. The award-winning singer shared some details about her career, family and more.
In a rather dazzling look, garnished by her usual enviable facial expression, Omawumi, one of the most respected female musicians, who has had a reputation for discipline in all ramification, graces the cover page for Vanguard Allure.
Toke Makinwa has been making round on social media for rocking a Gucci dress that cost $2, 700.
Thanks to portals such as WordPress, BlogSpot, Facebook and Instagram, regular women throughout the region are now able to make a name for themselves while setting up highly successful blogs and websites in the process.
Blogging first began in a detached pocket of the Internet. It remained a niche that was used as a hobby rather than the massive self-marketing tool it has become today. Now, you can find millions of blogs full of artsy street-style snaps and outfit-of-the-day eye candies to tips for browsing the best boutiques and hidden gems in the area.
Yet, blogging in the Middle East has come with its own set of challenges. Views and opinions range throughout the region from cosmopolitan Dubai, where attitudes are more relaxed to Saudi Arabia, where women have very different expectations. But, regardless of city or state, there is value placed on traditions and modest dressing.
Fashion bloggers in the Middle East aim to be fashionable while remaining conservative and respectful of traditions. For example, some countries require women to wear a hijab by law. Failure to follow suit in public can result in punishment and the models and bloggers are no exceptions, models were recently arrested in Iran for posting a picture of themselves on Instagram without a veil.
Ofcourse,every country throughout the Middle East is culturally and politically different, but here are five things you should know before becoming a Middle Eastern fashion blogger.
Get used to people staring
Regardless of what you are wearing, people are probably going to look at you. Even if you are dressed conservatively, many people are not used to seeing people overdressed and having photos taken. This especially applies to people that come from largely populated and under-developed areas. Staring is very much a common thing in the Middle East and not considered particularly rude.
Be careful when photographing
Family honour is important in the Middle East;this is proven by the importance placed on family gatherings and good gestures like sponsoring orphans. This often makes the men feel as though they need to protect their female family members. This means that they stress the importance of asking permission before taking a picture of someone or posting a photo with someone else in the background. So always check who else is in the frame first, you will especially upset a man if his wife or children are unwillingly captured in the background.
You may have to ask for government permission
In places like Dubai, you need permission from the property owner to shoot in particular areas. Even outside the buildings, the streets around them often belong to the owner of the building or district and will require their permission to shoot. In areas such as Egypt, you require an official permit to be able to use a professional camera on the street and without one you could get arrested. If in doubt, just try and stick to the overall rule of no photos in front of mosques or government buildings.
It is very important to remain respectful to a countries customs and dress code. This means not showing too much skin, try and keep the shoulders and anything above the knee covered up, as well as the cleavage. In countries where dress codes are not enforced, you don’t have to abide by any rules but by not following traditional dress customs you will feel very uncomfortable, people will probably stare and may even make nasty remarks.
In any part of the Middle East, you will find that the locals are of good nature when they feel like you are making an effort to be respectful of their customs, space and time. Always try to be informed, be aware of what is going on around you and be friendly. Show some appreciation to the people who allow you to shoot in their vicinity undisturbed by doing small gestures like buying from the local markets or sitting and speaking with some locals.
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Just we are celebrating Barka da Sallah with all our Muslim friends; our style focus today has been dedicated to them!
Religion can be quite stifling especially when it comes to fashion, which is why we are showcasing our Muslim sisters that gave us too much sauce with their slay outfits.
Which one is your favourite?
We have to admit, amidst all the backlash and hatred poured on him, Nigerian male barbie Bobrisky has achieved quite a lot for himself this year. In terms of being in people’s face, riding on his social media fame, getting ambassadorships from wig companies, to constantly talking about bae, to having people pay him 10k to watch his snapchat.
According to him, September is his birth month and he has plans to spend 15million naira in the next couple of days
For the Sallah holiday, he has bought 1 cow and 2 big rams with over 4 catering services coming to feed over 500 people. He says he will be “giving them money and drinks cos am still celebrating my birthday”. He adds that the celebrations continue next week Friday with a dinner for “important guests” at InterContinental Hotel in Lagos. After the dinner, there will be an after-party at Club DNA in Lekki.
Meanwhile, check out his new photos below:
I’ve noticed that most men don’t pay attention to their socks and how they wear it which is wrong, a well-dressed man is dressed from the head down to his socks.
“Socks may be the least clothing accessory in a man’s wardrobe, the lowest number of clothing accessories that most men have is the socks but a man that wants to be highly fashionable should pay attention to the fashion side of socks as well”. What most men don’t know is that the sock forms a huge part of their fashion as bad socks can render all your dressing useless.
Below are some things every man should know about wearing socks
Never wear torn socks: “A lot of men have socks that are torn and if for any reason you get to pull off your shoes, it would be embarrassing; wearing good socks would boost your confidence and good socks matched with quality dressing, you just have that reassurance that you are okay and that’s confidence at work”.
Your socks should match your trousers: “This is one rule every man must follow when it comes to wearing socks, a pair of socks that are differently coloured from your trouser would make you look annoyingly weird, wear all the designer labels you can in the world, if you disobey this rule you would just look like an expensive jerk.; you can match socks with your outfit ensemble”.
Ankle-length socks are the most suitable: “There are three common lengths of men socks; low-cut sport, ankle-length, and knee-length socks but the most fashionable of the three are the ankle-length socks, the low-cut socks can be awkward sometimes and the knee-length can as well look too sporty and unnecessary long on some occasions but the ankle-length socks is always fashionable for every occasion”.
Sock formation: “Most men aren’t aware of this as they wear different kinds of socks with any attire and this is fashion suicide, athletic socks should go with athletic shoes, cotton striped and patterned socks can go with casual sneakers and casual leather shoes; wearing socks with any kind of wear isn’t fashionable and is a blunder fashion-wise”.
Supermodel and reality TV star Kendall Jenner is definitely climbing heights! According to styleweekly she will be awarded Fashion Icon of the Decade at the Fashion Media Awards.
The Daily Front Row will hold its fifth annual Fashion Media Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, September 8, 2017. The event, which will be hosted by model Ashley Graham, celebrates the biggest, most influential names in fashion media today.
Other awardees include
Erin Parsons: Maybelline New York Make It Happen Award)
Susan Duffy: CMO of the Year/Stuart Weitzman
Phillip Picardi: Media Brand of the Year/TeenVogue.com
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner: Best Digital Destination/Lenny
Mario Testino: Creative of the Year
Joanna Coles: Media Maverick
Jordan Barrett: Male Model of the Year
Laura Brown: Best September Issue/InStyle
Humberto Leon & Carol Lim: Fashion Innovators/Opening Ceremony